Ask someone today to define a fairy tale and they will tell you along the lines of a beautiful woman put threw hardships that in the end of the story gets the man and becomes a queen of her own castle. If children or adults think of the great classical fairy tales today, be it Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or Cinderella, they will think Walt Disney. Their first and perhaps lasting impression of these tales and others will have emanated from Disney film, book, or artefacts (Zipes 72) Before Disney the definition was: Simple narrative typically of folk origin dealing with supernatural beings. Fairy tales may be written or told for the amusement of children or may have a more sophisticated narrative containing supernatural or obviously improbable events, scenes, and personages and often having a whimsical, satirical, or moralistic character. The term embraces popular folktales such as “Cinderella” and “Puss in Boots,” as well as art fairy tales of late... ... middle of paper ... ...on silver plates.
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Anne Sexton incorporates her thoughts on stereotypes and feminism into her poem and also puts fourth a style of writing that could be considered gruesome and dark. Disney, on the other hand, turns the dark fairytale into one that is full of magic and true love. When I think of “Cinderella,” my mind automatically thinks of the Disney interpretation. I grew up being read this and honestly never knew that there was an original one out there. After reading both versions of “Cinderella,” I can see the deeper meaning behind each.
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Fairytales are usually associating with the split between real life and happy endings. An evil and a good character clash at one point in the story, leaving the good character with a choice that either helps or hurts them. Reading Cinderella emphasizes the real life events and her happily ever after as a sign of hope in her unfortunate lifestyle. Cinderella makes the decision to disobey her stepmother and go to the ball, and that decision to be rebellious against her guardian figure eventually led her to a good outcome, which is the finding of her prince charming. In this situation Cinderella is the good character who normally always does as she is told even through her stepmothers harsh mistreatment, leaving her stepmother and stepsisters as the evil figures.
It wasn't soon after her father passed that her step-mother became very wicked along with her sisters and tormented Cinderella. She was sentenced to live a life of servitude and had little to no say in her father's wealth. The prince in the story had to choose a wife very soon. The... ... middle of paper ... ...d reading across the curriculum. 8th ed.
This is more evidence of the independence people in the 21st century encourage in both women and men. Walt Disney's Cinderella and Andy Tennant's Ever After are both based on the original Cinderella stories. However, because both of them were released in very different times, many differences mark the two versions, though they keep many of the key elements that appeal to such a wide audience over the centuries. In both stories, Cinderella is a beautiful, young lady with a kind heart. Ever After, however, adds intelligence and courage to these qualities.
The classic Cinderella like the Walt Disney Cinderella moral of the story is that people should always fight for what they want by working hard and having a good heart. Likewise, this Cinderella has similar moral, but more values. Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella movie indicate that people should work for what they want instead of wishing and dreaming for it. It also tells the audience that people should look for true love rather than a set up marriage that you have no feeling for. Like when the Prince’s King and Queen decided to have a ball for the Prince, when the Prince discover it, he was upset and unwillingly attend because he want someone that he will love.